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Barnes & Noble -Though cancelled in 1964, The Twilight Zone remains television's most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer/narrator Rod Serling -- no doubt inspired by the pulp comics, novels, and sci-fi films of his youth -- the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness to viewers on October 2, 1959. Five years followed, and The Twilight Zone went through the show business wringer as network executives tried to squeeze more profits from the already successful show. Experiments ranged from cutting costs with six episodes shot on videotape to dropping "The" from the series' title -- but no matter what, rave reviews continued, and every week loyal fans tuned in to enter the infamous dimension of sight, sound, and mind. Episodes included here are:
- "Static" Ep. 56, March 10, 1961: Life seems to have passed by a grouchy old man Dean Jagger. However, everything changes when an antique radio starts to broadcast programs from his youth that only he can hear.
- "Four O'Clock" Ep. 94, April 6, 1962: Political fanatic Oliver Crangle Theodore Bikel has determined that at 4 p.m. he will eliminate all his enemies by shrinking them. But his plan proves to be a little short-sighted.
- "The Parallel" Ep. 113, March 14, 1963, 50 min.: Astronaut Robert Gaines Steve Forrest finds himself back on Earth in a world very similar to, but not quite his own. Even his wife and daughter seem to be strangers.